28 May 2006

Livesearch on AlltheWeb

From the inservice on Friday:
"What questions does a search engine ask you?"
And the answer was "do you mean"?. In other words, search engines don't do much prompting to help us refine our searches. This led to some discussion about the future developments in search engines that are being worked on.

Now a report from Pandia Search Engine News about AlltheWeb, that confirms these directions......as well as providing us with an update on this trusty search tool.

Yahoo! is experimenting on the old AlltheWeb site.

The old Norwegian AlltheWeb search engine is no more, the technology having been integrated into the Yahoo! Search Engine. The site lives on, however, and Yahoo! is using it for various experiments, features that might finally find their way to the Yahoo.com site.

The latest experiment is Livesearch. As soon as you start writing a search query, AlltheWeb will start guessing your intentions, generating a list of alternative keyword combinations for you to pick. Read the rest of the report here.

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